in the first printing of David Nichols's book Dig: Australian Rock and Pop Music 1960-85 (Verse Chorus Press, 2016), the following passage on page 453, regarding the history of the band Models, contains a serious factual error:
“Exact details of the arrival and departure of band members at this time are hazy and probably unimportant. Duffield – who was by this time using heroin, apparently in response to, or at least in conjunction with, some personal tragedies – was in and out of the band for a while, but Freud was definitely in, and contributing.”
Author and publisher acknowledge that the claim of drug use on the part of Andrew Duffield is false, and apologize unreservedly for the error, which has been corrected in subsequent printings.
This unique comic-strip history of rock and roll, the brainchild of Colin B Morton and Chuck Death (aka the Mekons' Jon Langford), first came out in book form 20 years ago, and it's never stopped selling. Now we've finally released an ebook version. Check it out here
Factory Space Theatre Company present a dramatic version of June Wright's "The Devil's Caress," adapted for the stage by Wendy Lewis, with 8 performances from Saturday 24 March through Saturday 14 April. Star of the Sea Theatre is located near the northern end of Manly Beach at Queenscliff, on the corner of Collingwood St and Iluka Ave. Parking is available at the northern end of the beach or in the surrounding streets. More details at http://www.factoryspace.org/
with a rave review . . .
link is here: http://ondemand.rrr.org.au/player/32/201611102000
(interview starts at 1:09:25)
Following the book, film and CD, get ready for the stage show. Starring a rotating cast of Buried Country’s featured artists performing a selection of its greatest hits, the world premiere will take place at the Playhouse in Newcastle on August 20, 2106, to be followed by two nights at the Melbourne Festival in October, with more dates planned for 2017. For details, check out the standalone site, buriedcountry.com.au.
Buried Country 1.5, the newly assembled double CD of Australian Aboriginal country music, old and new, was released this month and is currently record of the week at Melbourne's Triple R 102.7FM. It's an essential companion to the new edition of the book. Check out Noel Mengel's 4.5-star review in the Brisbane Courier-Mail. You can buy the 2CD set here, and the digital version here
If you’re in Sydney, come and celebrate the new edition of Clinton Walker’s Buried Country, featuring a live set by the legendary Roger Knox, backed by Toby Martin and Jason Walker. Monday April 27th at the Midnight Special, 44 Enmore Road, starting at 6.30 p.m.